Saturday 23 July 2022

St Giles Horsepath Pt2


Hopefully this is the last of the churches I forgot to post either the end of last year or the beginning of this one. For some reason I thought I posted it as I remembered visiting and taking photos. St Giles was another church which looked like it could tell tales of the past. If you would like to read the history then click on the link, there is quite a lot of it. As there is quite a bit to see  in this blog I would suggest a coffee and enjoy

 St Giles from the carpark beside the church

The churchwarden had let me in and I went to the back to look down the nave

Then onto the chancel arch

and the chancel itself

Changing to my iphone for another similar shot

Chancel arch

Chancel and choir stalls

The altar with a beautiful screen behind

Looking back out the chancel with a candelabra in the way

Which I have to admit was stunning in itself

The pulpit which is carved wood Late Jacobean 

The carving was beautiful

Standing in the pulpit you see the nave and south asile

You can also see the chancel

and South transept

The altar and covering stand out

The organ fills the north transept

An eagle lectern along with the church banner

It stands in the chancel with the page open

In the aisle an old tomb can be seen the brass that once was there long gone

Noyes family memorials 

these two the inscriptions faded away

This one to James Salisbury is in beautiful condition

the inscription on the bottom I felt was moving

 The east window

The other windows in the church as stunning to look at

There seems to be a mixture of glass from different times

This one shows Horspath's history and link to the present with the car factory only a few miles away

The lancet windows

small figure of St Giles

A jug not far away

15th century carving of a man showing amazement

another of one playing bagpipes 

The roll of honour stands out, the family names familiar to me

the font which looks as though it is from the middle ages or older

The back of the church

where if you look you will see this old disused turret clock

looking down the south aisle to the transept 

painting on show near the door

beautiful floral display

a prayer tree

Which is where I will take my leave of you this week
Till next time have a wonderful weekend


  1. There are some wonderful features in that church. The memorial tablets are really rather good and the candelabra is beautiful. I always enjoy seeing glass of different ages and many modern windows with scenes from nearby of local area etc are lovely.

    1. You are right about the glass it was really nice but the surprise was seeing the Moggy Minor in it but as I said Cowley works was only a couple of miles away you had to pass it to get to the village

  2. I see two deer. What is the connection?

  3. St Giles is a beautiful church, I could imagine it as the setting for a historical novel

  4. What an amazing place, so peacfully

  5. This is an especially lovely church. I so enjoy visiting them with you through your photos. Thank you for sharing at

  6. You do an amazing job of showcasing these churches. The carved pulpit is incredible - such talent to make it look 3-D. I don't think I have ever seen a carving with bagpipes before. And the small figure of St. Giles is also unique. Thanks for sharing this with Mosaic Monday!

    1. Yes I thought that as well, an unusual one that seeing the carving looking like that

  7. These little churches are always full of history and beauty and craftsmanship. What a lovely tour.

    Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!

  8. There is so much to see! The candelabra is stunning and there is incredible detail on the family memorials. I always find those so interesting to read.

    1. Yes that was a very nice little stand out feature

  9. Such stunning buildings - Thanks so much for sharing and for linking up with #MySundaySnapshot.


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